Saturday, August 27, 2011

Even more football -- NoCal Old Bro's @ Stanford 10/1

Got this e-mail the other day from Nick Svetcoff (EpSig 746) about the Bruin football team's annual visit to the Bay Area, this year at Stanford on 10/1:


The annual Bruin Bay Area game is coming up Saturday October 1st (game time to be determined).  If you are interested in going this year, please let me know by September 1st as I am getting tickets through the Stanford Athletic Department.  Given’s Stanford’s recent success, the game will sell out.  Ticket prices are $30.  If you are interested in joining us at the Bruin Bash pre-game tailgate, tickets are $25 ($30 at the door).

Please contact me with any questions.   

Nicholas Svetcoff
John Sutak Risk Services
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1040
San Francisco, CA 94111

415-901-2552 direct
415-394-8839 fax
415-640-8170 cell

Anyone interested in attending this game get in touch with Nick and he'll hook you up.  Watch Heisman Trophy front-runner Andrew Luck and the rest of the Cardinal do battle with the Bruins.

Personally, I think we would stand a better chance of winning if Stanford put their famous marching band on the field at kickoff instead of at halftime, but, as we all know, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN on Saturday afternoons in the fall ..... GO BRUINS !!!

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Football follow-up -- LXA intramural stars in action !!

After seeing last week's blog post about the amazing Lambda Chi intramural football team, Old Bro Jeff Summers (EpSig 658) dug through his archives and sent in the following "action" photos from Fall 1974 for all to enjoy:

Can't tell for sure if that's the SNU's or the SAE's that the bro's are locked in battle with, maybe one of you participants can shed some light on that .....

"Stud of the Week" honors to Jeff Summers for sharing these ..... As always, if anyone has any photos of the Old Bro's in action (either on the field of battle or off), send them in and I'll publish them for all to enjoy.

And all of you other Old Bro's out there, don't let these 600 zeta Old Bro's steal all of your thunder !!  Send in your pix and I'll post them as well !!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL ??

OK, Bruins, it's time once again to get ready for another football season at the Rose Bowl.

Will the Bruins rebound from last season's 4-8 record or are they destined to finish at the bottom of the new Pac-12 South ??

I'm not even 100% sure they could beat the team in the photo below .....
(Top L-R) Jack Power, Gary Messerotes, Mike Wright, Doug Ledsam, Steve Robbins, John Kohler, Rees Evans
(Bottom L-R)  Brett Rowley, Glenn Garlick, Vic Caldwell, Mark Keller, Jim Meier, Mike Cook, Gary Williams

Presenting the Lambda Chi Alpha intramural football team, circa 1975 or so.  Some of the meanest, roughest, toughest, beer drinkin' and hell raisin' bad-asses who ever set foot on UCLA's intramural football fields.

As you can tell, most of them aren't looking at the photographer, I believe their minds are all on the keg that is cooling down back at the house for the post-game celebration (or maybe that was for the pre-game celebration ..... or possibly even DURING the game, depending on what we could sneak onto the sidelines).

Photo above courtesy of the very awesome Bill Schlichter (aka Slick) (aka EpSig 647).

As for the 2011 Bruin football team, hopes are high with a revamped coaching staff and another year of experience for the many underclassmen who have had to play in the last couple of years ..... GO BRUINS !!!

For all of you Old Bro's who will be attending the UCLA-Texas game on Sept. 17, contact Greg Anicich at to coordinate getting together outside the Rose Bowl before the game to share a few "Old Bro" stories and to meet some "Old Bro" friends. 

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Old Bro News & Notes -- 8/7/11

The Old Bro Network is pleased to announce the addition of TWO new Old Bro's, bringing our total roster count up to 144.  In addition, THREE Old Bro's have sent in updated info as well.

This week, from the 800 zeta bro's, we welcome Ross Berry (EpSig 849) and Jim Silvia (EpSig 880).  I had the pleasure of meeting Jim at the Summer Reunion party, and he definitely fits the mold of a studly Lambda Chi.  Feel free to drop these new Old Bro's a note and welcome them to the group.

Sending in revised info were Lee Troxler (EpSig 688), Drew Kohler (EpSig 692), and Scott Phillips (EpSig 830).  New and updated e-cards have been sent out to all, please update your records accordingly.

As usual, if any of you have contact info on any Old Bro's who are currently NOT on the roster, send it to me and I'll get them hooked up.  I did notice a few guys at the reunion whose contact info I don't have (Todd Noia, Brett Stover, Steve Adler, Carl Dispenziere among others), so please, check the roster and forward contact info you might have on anyone who isn't already listed.

And, if your contact info is incorrect, incomplete, or if it ever changes, drop me a note and I'll fix that as well.

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FEEL THE POWER ..... of a legendary EpSig Stud !!

Just happened to be browsing through the 331 photos of the recent summer reunion party that John Morris sent out to everyone ..... thank you again John, you are a Stud of the Week, Month, and Year for hosting that affair.

A couple of photos left me wondering ..... just what is it that Don Tringali (EpSig 743) has that other Old Bros seem to want ??  I mean, check out the two photos below:

Now, in this first one, I'm not 100% certain what D.A. is reaching out to shake with his right hand, but brother Don certainly looks excited about his future prospects for short term gratification ..... I'm just sayin'.

Later, in this photo, Dave Shapiro looks very serious as he executes a left handed sneak attack on Don's ..... (well, draw your own conclusions, bro's).

Obviously, this legendary EpSig stud (UCLA's Outstanding Senior the year he graduated, Harvard Law School, etc., etc., etc.) has some super-human power that few of us can actually comprehend ..... but that a couple of us want to be REALLY close to .....

BACK TO REALITY, BRO'S !!! .....  just old dudes being boys again, renewing old friendships and clowning around just like we did during our years in the house.

It was great to see everyone last weekend, the Old Bro Network hopes that we can continue to hold more parties like this one as we head into the future.

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